Benjamin Harrison

Political Offices

What did Harrison do as a U.S. senator?

He supported the Pendleton Act, which provided much needed civil service reform. He supported measures to give Union veterans healthy pensions. He supported measures to improve the navigation of the Mississippi River. He also promoted federal aid for educational efforts, particularly in the South. He also opposed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. He later served as chairman of the Territories Committee in the Senate.


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